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of the democratic party. the former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. enterring the u.s. district courthouse with his wife to plowed guilty to federal charges. >> anything can you share today? >> reporter: this was one of the first public sightings of jackson since he disappeared from and resigned from congress last year, citing the treatment of bipolar disorder and he later admitted in court to using $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. court papers say that includes a rolex watch, hdtv, travel, meals, and memorabilia from shen rities like michael jackson -- celebrities like michael jackson. the lawyer claims bipolar disorder played a key role in jackson's crimes. >> he has serious health issues and we're going to talk with them extensively with the court and they're related to his present predicament and that is not an excuse but a fact. >> reporter: in court, jesse jackson jr. said i did those things. as the judge read the charges. when asked if he was taking medication for his bipolar disorder that affected his judgement, jackson said, no, i have never been more clearer in my
former illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., and his wife. just moments ago, jackson entered a plea of guilty for misusing campaign funds for personal use. our bruce johnson joins us live. >> reporter: jc, we're here even though he's an illinois congressman, the name jesse jackson, the jesse jackson family is quite known in this country, almost royalty in the civil rights movement and in democratic circles. jesse jackson, jr., 47 years old, the disgraced resigned congressman from illinois was here in u.s. district court as you say a short time ago. he arrived with his attorney, entered a guilty plea inside federal court to wire and mail fraud and false statements charges. actually one charge, all of that was wrapped into a conspiracy charge. he's looking at more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000. now, legal experts don't expect him to get that much. they do expect him to do some prison time. you know he was treated for a bipolar disorder. we don't know how that will come into play. the reverend jesse jackson was here along with his wife, jackie, and four of their other s
have new information on jesse jackson, jr.'s crimes and what's likely to happen to him. that's next. you're watching your only local news at 7:00 on wusa9. : jesse, jackson, jr., facing prison time after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds. on his way out of the courthouse, the former congressman spoke with bruce johnson. >> one of the country's best known political names. one of the country's best known civil rights names, but the former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., and his wife, both left u.s. district court today convicted felons. >> just a quick message. not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> i fully understand the consequences of my actions. i have no interest in wasting the taxpayer's time. that's part of what former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., told a judge today. weeping quietly at times, while pleading guilty to one felony conspiracy count. >> jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct and those who were in court so he did precisely that. >> his entire famous family was there. his father, the civil rights icon, his m
>>> holding back tears. former congressman jesse jackson, jr., admits to stealing campaign funds. >> the prison time jackson and his wife now face. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> several years in prison. that's the sentence illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., is facing after admitting in court, he took hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., wiped tears from his eyes as the judge read charges against him. the former congressman admitted to spending more than $700,000 in campaign cash on personal items and said he misled the american people. >> jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct, and those who were in court saw that he did precisely that. >> reporter: jackson spent $43,000 on a rolex watch, $9,000 on furniture. and more than 5,000 on expensive clothes. his wife sandra was also in court wednesday, facing her own charge of filing false income tax returns. j
>>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is facing federal charges. how much money prosecutors say he stole from his campaign and what he allegedly used money to buy. >> beyonce's second d.c. show sold out this morning in one minute, why experts say most fans never had a chance to get a ticket. >> later on the news edge dedicated fans camp out for days in the cold wet weather for a pair of shoes, why police want to be there when the shoes go on sale at 11:00. >> keep it right here. fox 5 news at 10:00 is coming right back.  >>> well, i bet you're one of these folks like me, dozens frustrated beyonce fans in the d.c. area tonight, they missed out on tickets to her first july concert. today they missed out on a chance to get tickets on the second july date when the tickets sold out in a matter of seconds. tonight they want to know how is that possible? fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> a lot of fans have been sounding off on our facebook and twitter pages calling for an investigation into ticketmaster and other places that sell tickets. they want to know how tickets w
it is like to work and live together. they will >> in entertainment news, fans of michael jackson may want to make plans to get to vegas. >> a new show -- it is opening this summer. it is called "michael jackson grumman one a." -- "michael jackson i." the show is the second collaboration between this company and jackson's estate. the first production was the traveling show. >> cynne simpson and arch campbell are in california to cover the academy awards. >> did you see him in his tuxedo? before he left, he gave us his tips for who he thinks will be the big winners. >> this is oscar buzz. many oscar contest feel like a good election, too close to call. >> all men are created equal. >> jones was the early favorite to win best supporting actor. his competition includes robert deniro, the obsessive compulsive father. >> when light reaches out like a moment, it is the senate to not treat -- cannot reach back. >> i think his rousing finale speech will win and best supporting actor. >> having sex with everybody in the office. >> any women? >> yes. >> how about the best actors contest? jennifer la
to cuba's small jewish population. >>> former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., could be facing years in prison. danielle nottingham reports. he could get years in prison. >> reporter: former congressman jesse jackson, jr., left a courthouse in washington, after admitting he spent more than $700,000 in campaign funds on permanent items. >> did you say you're sorry you let everybody down? >> i'm sorry i let everyone down. >> reporter: jackson spent $43,000 on a rolex watch. $9,000 on furniture. and more than $5,000 on expensive clothe clothes. his wife sandra was also in court wednesday. facing her own charge of filing false income tax returns. jackson, the son of a civil rights leader, spent 17 years in congress, before taking a leave of absence for bipolar disorder. and then resigning. >> those health issues are directly related to his predicament. that's not an excuse. it's just a fact. >> reporter: jackson made the admission as part of his guilty plea. but the judge said several in times in court, he is not bound by the sentenc
. the charging documents say the items include, $43,000 rolex watch, $23,000 in michael jackson memorabilia, $11,000 in items related to martial arts star, bruce lee. and $5,000 football signed by american presidents. sandy jackson resigned from her post. she was a chicago alderman. resigned last month. today her attorney revealed she will plead guilty to filing false tax returns. that carries maximum penalty of throw years in prison. you may recall this past summer, jesse jackson jr. disappeared from congress for weeks. and his doctor revealed he was being treat ford bipolar disorder. jackson stepped down in know. today he release aid statement apologizing for his actions and mistakes he has made and once he was seen as a rising political star. he has been unable to capitalize on the sharing of a name with his father, civil rights icon jesse jackson. back to you. >>> thank you, wendy. tonight we have learned the fugitive ex-cop accused of killing four people in southern california apparently killed himself. christopher dorner shot himself in the head tuesday night inside a cabin in big bear com
congressman, jesse jackson junior pleads guilty to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash on luxury items. megan has more on the fall of a promising politician. >> reporter: jesse jackson junior was a congressman for 17 years now he faces years behind bars. amid-a crush of people, he emerges from federal court in dc after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy charges. >> sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: in tears in front of a judge. with his father in the front row he admitted to spending three quarters of a million dollars in campaign funds to finance his lavish lifestyle. he spent $60,000 at restaurants and night clubs, $43,000 on a rolex watch and $14,000 on dry cleaning. >> it is clear he became convinced his campaign account could be used to satisfy any personal whim he had. >> reporter: his wife sandra also pled guilty for filing false tax returns. she failed to report $600,000 in income. he resigned from congress last november. he has been treated at the mayo clinic for bi-polar disorder. >> those health issues are
if you are a jackson. >> janet managed to keep one thing under wraps for a few months but we will reveal her big secret. >> the cat is out of the bag. >> and jacoby jones will dance for the judges but who is going to be alongside with him? dancing with the stars we will tell you more about who is going to be on the season. that will be revealed ahead. >>> and as we go to break, a live look down at the inner haror. yesterday it was butte -- harbor. yesterday it was beautiful and changes could be on the way. lynette is straight ahead withmaryland's most accurate forecast when good morning maryland continues. >> hive i am beth troutman. >> and i am steven baitman. >> here are videos you want to share. >> you hear kangaroos are good boxers this is how they train this is love bug at the exotic experience and he is using that stuffed hippo as a punching bag and there's other animals a dog and referee and at the end of the video love bug gets upset at the referee chases the ref out of the ring but definitely beating up on the hippo. >> a fun video to watch and amotley crue of animals. this vide
in that case. >>> an extravagant misuse of money. former chicago area congressman jesse jackson junior pleads guilty to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash on personal luxury items. it's marty's over in the first -- it's meghan mccorkell with the story. >> good morning. jesse jackson, junior was a congressman and now he could face years behind bars. >> jesse jackson junior emerges from federal court in dc. >> i'm sorry. >> after plead ing guilty to federal conspiracy charges. in tears in tonight of the judge jackson admitted to spending 3 quarter s of a million to finance his lavish lifestyle. he spent $60,000 at restaurants and nightclubs $43,000 on a rolex watch. >> it is clear that jesse jackson became convinced that his campaign account could be used to satisfy any personal whim that he had. >> jackson's wife, sandra, also pled guilty for filing false tax returns. she admitted she failed to report $600,000 in income. jesse jackson junior resigned from congress last november. he's been treated at the major clinic for bipolar disorder. >> those health issues are rela
story tonight, jesse, jackson, jr., entered a plea today admitting he schemed to spend three quarter of a million dollars of campaign funds on himself. fox 5's bob barnard has more on what federal investigators call one of the worst cases of corruption. >> jesse jackson, jr., the 47- year-old disgraced former illinois congressman, name sake son of the famed civil rights leader, pled guilty in a federal courtroom in washington to participate in a seven-year conspiracy to defraud his political supporters of their campaign contributions. leaving court jackson spoke briefly. >> not a proud day. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> did you say you're sorry? >> he's now facing up to five years in prison. >> the guilty plea today is so tragic because it represents such wasted potential. >> u.s. attorney for the district of columbia, ron, layed out the government's case against jackson and his coconspirator. she is also pled guilty and facing up to three years in prison for failing to report $600,000 in income between 2005 and 2011. >> in all, jesse jackson, jr., and his wife conver
congressman jesse jackson jr. plead guilty to spending his campaign funds on personal items. tom fitzgerald was in d.c. federal court for the hearing and joins us with the latest. tom. >> reporter: the former congressman faces tonight four to five years in prison after a plea agreement that he made with federal prosecutors on corruption charges and he admitted he used campaign funds to fund what is described as a luxury lifestyle. jesse jackson jr. arrived here at the federal courthouse about 9:00 a.m. and it's one of the first sightings of thing canman since he abruptly disappeared from congress and later resigned his seat last year and in court, prosecutors laid out what was a campaign of using the funds for his own personal lifestyle, which is against federal law. and later, his attorney came out and told reporters that jackson's treatment for a bipolar disorder will be a part presentation when they go before the judge for sentenceing in a few weeks. >> jesse has serious health issues. many of you know about them and we're going talk about them extensively with the court. those health is
jackson, jr., now faces several years in prison, after admitting in court that he took hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., wiped tears from his eye, as the judge read charges against him. the former congressman admitted to spending more than $700,000 in campaign cash on personal items and said he misled the american people. >> jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct. and those who were in court saw that he did precisely that. >> reporter: jackson spent $43,000 a rolex watch. $9,000 on furniture. and more than $5,000 on expensive clothes. his wife sandra was also in court wednesday, facing her own charge of filing false income tax returns. jackson, the son of the civil rights leader, spent 17 years in congress before taking a leave of absence for bipolar disorder, and then resigning. >> those health issues are directly related to his present predicament. that's not an excuse. that's just a fact. >> reporter: jackson
charged former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. with misusing campaign money, spending $750,000 on personal luxuries. wbb mtv reports jackson signed a plea agreement with prosecutors. they've charged his wife with filing false income tax forms. an attorney for sandra jackson says she's signed a plea deal with prosecutors as well. mr. jackson has released a statement that says he offers no excuses for his conduct and he accepts responsibility for the mistakes he's made. >>> we could see some snow tonight and i'm here in the weather center with topper shutt. i understand you're breaking out the flake-o-meter. is that where we are now? it comes to this. >> i like that. right now we have rain showers, start with temps, very warm today. some spots hit 60 degrees. now temps are starting to tumble a bit. look back north and west, 28 in oakland, 37 in winchester, 50 downtown and now mid-50s pushed off to east across i-95 and into parts of anne arundel county and prince george's county. here's a look at the big view. this is all rain pushing through parts of the metro area just in ti
projects. >>> next up this morning right here on wjz. >> jesse jackson junior and his wife appear in federal court today. coming up, the charges they both face and their expected pleas. >> why the feds are getting involved in the case of the deadly hopkins gynecologist who took pictures of his patients. i'm mike schuh a live report next. >> a teenager who shot up his school on the first day enters a plea. i'm rochelle richie, the latest on robert gladden junior coming up next. >> i'll have the latest on your morning commute in just a few. >> audiences are flocking to theaters to see a good day to die hard the fifth film in the series. ji courtney tell us what it was like working with bruce willis and playing his son in his latest one. stay tuned that's coffee with. >>> we're taking >>> it is 6:30 and very pretty, pretty cold and windy. sharon is watching the streets, marty is over at first warning weather. >> there's this light area of moisture. i think the bulk of this is aloft and not falling. it's very dry right now. be surprised if any of this is hitting the ground but you may
is on tuesday. >>> jesse jackson, jr., the son of the civil rights leadser charged with misusing campaign funds and his wife, sandi jackson is charged with campaign fraud. the charges might be a surprise, the enormous amount of money involved is there. >> reporter: the justice department dropped the bomb today on once was chicago's powerful political couples. jealousy and sandi jackson. jesse diverted campaign cash to support a lavish lifestyle by his wife. both husband and wives agreed to the charges and hope for leniency in sentencing. sandi jackson's attorneys released this statement. >> i suspect also she will be basically throwing her future in the hands of a federal judge and hopefully, this judge will decide whether one or both or neither do time. >> instructor: since 2007, the jacksons filed false tax returns and campaign reports to conceal an outrageous personal spending habits for luxuries $582,000 in charges, $167,000 directly from the jackson congress' campaign fund. $40,000 for a watch and $10,000 in children's furniture. $5,000 for fur c
officers. >>> former congressman jesse jackson junior's son, pleads guilty to federal charges tonight. he is accused of misusing three quarters of a million dollars in campaign funds. his wife sandra is charged separately. both signed plea deals. jackson will have to repay the funds and possibly spend time in prison. >>> controversy over a photo of a grammy nominated rapper with two maryland state police troopers. rap star 2 chainz was arrested on drug charges on his way to a concert. another questions the troopers conduct. kai jackson has more on the photo getting nationwide attention. >> reporter: today, the contents of the car 2 chainz was riding in got him arrested but a photo afterwards could be a problem for maryland state troopers. >> good morning. >> reporter: if you have never heard of rapper 2 chainz he got prime time exposure february 11th on 2 broke girls ♪ when i die, bury me inside the gucci stove ♪ ♪ >> he is not knew to the scene. he has been around since the 90s. >> reporter: he received no love on valentines day after
aid to other countries and spoke at the university of virginia. >>> well, jesse jackson, jr.'s political career has derailed further. he pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. >> jk son entered a plea in federal court. prosecutors said he used the money for gifts including two hats belonging to emergency mrnlings a rolex watch and furniture. >> there is reason for optimism. a man that talented, a man that devoted to public service, a man who's done so much for so many, there will be another chap trp of jesse jackson. >> jackson is facing up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. he will be sentenced june 28th. >> you may have to start leaving for the airport even earlier. why we may see longer lines starts as sun as next month. >>> two major office supply chains are joining sources. we'll tell you about the deal between office depot and office max. >>> a cold windy day. waves rolling in in ocean city. man, it was cold on the beach and across the entire state. we'll talk about when the winds relent and when we could see more wintry weather around here. that's straig
baker in our #:00 hour. >>> former congressman jesse jackson and his wife are expected to plead guilty to federal corruption charges in d.c. the couple is accused spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash to pie personal luxury items. jackson, jr. is facing up to five years in prison. he resigned from the house of representatives last november. sandy jackson, who is a former chicago alderman, faced charges of filing false tax returns and could also see some jail time. >>> newly pointed sex of state john kerry will make his first public address since joining the president's cabinet. at 11:00, kerry will speak at the university of virginia about president obama's invests in foreign policy. after kerry addresses students and teachers in charlottesville, sits down with the president at the white house this afternoon. >>> still ahead, lance armstrong back in the spotlight today. we are going to tell you why coming up. >> a huge gas explosion rocks an upscale kansas city shopping district. this morning, cadaver dogs are still on the scene. we'll have an update coming up next. >> but first
jackson in washington with more on what the >> the obama administration is expected to unveil new initiatives to put a stop to cyber stealing. hallie jackson has more on what we can hear today from our washington bureau. >> today the obama administration will announce it is going after countries which spy on the u.s. by hacking into our online systems. >> it is something we're working on constantly and we will take necessary measures to enhance our cybersecurity. >> the white house wants fines and other sanctions as part of a more aggressive stance on cyberattacks, especially those from china the news comes a couple of days after a firm linked to a chinese military units was accused of stealing secrets. countries spying on other countries online is nothing new, according to cyber security experts. but what is different about the china hack is the focus of u.s. infrastructure. >> that could give them leverage to either launch an attack or just have political leverage in knowing the vulnerabilities of our nation. >> officials in beijing and said they had nothing to do with the cyber
. the hearing will continue next week. jesse jackson is formally charged. >> the deadline for sequestration is march 1 but the airport is canceling an air show in may. >> will a new boardwalk in new jersey make it >> you're watching abc news at 6:00 on your side. >> he claims he was robbed in the district and went to police for help and now he is under arrest. jennifer donelan joins us live with a story that you will only see on 7. >> this was a bizarre caper indeed. a car load of suspects arrested after police tell us they drove here to the 6th district after the driver claimed he was being robbed. let's show you the video. we were there moments after the car went into the back parking lot and all three men jumped out of the car. the driver claiming he was being robbed by the other passengers. do you recall an incident where the suspects drive to you? >> i can't recall that but we're glad they paid us a visit. >> and that was jennifer donelan reporting. former congressman jesse jackson jr. has been formally charged where conspiracy by spending campaign funds
budget deadline in washington. i am hallie jackson with more on what automatic spending cuts could mean for you and people you know. >> washington has just eight days to avoid huge spending cuts. officials are trying to take steps to avoid the worst-case scenario. hallie jackson has more on what impact the cuts will have beyond the beltway. >> is looking to become the new f-word, furlough. >> 800,000 civilians working for the defense department may be cursing the news out of the pentagon. they will be forced to take one day off each week of massing spending cuts take place on march 1. >> i will pay the mortgage and utilities, and then you live on what is left. >> the furloughs would begin in mid-april and last more than five months. the pentagon would need to find billions more in savings if no deal is reached. >> this is felt in big and small towns alike, and it won't be just limited to communities with active duty basis. >> it is not just those working for the military who would be affected. unemployed would seek 10% of unemployment benefits evaporate. president obama talked about the
, hopefully the situation with jesse jackson junior and his wife will be straightened out. we need to be mindful of our congressmen and people in politics to make sure that they are taking care of -- number two, i would like to make a comment that we need to make sure that we are -- our congress, rather, is paying attention to what is about to take place with the automatic spending cuts, and we need to make sure the military is secure and not to cut too much of the military. host: that is monica in homestead. larry in hernando, mississippi, a democrat. seco last night, -- caller: last night we heard about getting out of her recession. these republicans are going to destroy the tax base, so we will be in a mess. i am a 56-year-old army veteran , and i think we are going back to the wild west. only police officers should be able to carry weapons. if you are going hunting, you should have to call the state and say you are going hunting. otherwise, we are definitely going back to the wild, wild west. host: have you ever owned a gun privately? caller: i own guns now. host: do you thin
-based community for help. >>> the attorney for jesse jackson jr. says his client has taken responsibility for misconduct. now the former congressman will have to convince the judge responsible for his sentencing. jackson pleaded guilty in federal court to a super charge, accused of spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from jewelry and expensive clothing to furniture and political mehmmorabilia. his attorney says jackson's recent struggle with mental illness should factor into his sentence. sudden those health issues are directly related. that's not an execution. that's just a fact. >>> hi faces up to five years in prison. >> we have some bitter cold air on top of us right now. it is going to get even colder. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson taking a look at our plunging temperatures. >> that's right. we're likely to see them drop as low as they did this morning. the wind is still with us. outside right now it looks pretty, right? but it's cold. you're looking at your hour-by-hour forecast. windchill readings will be headed on to the teen by 10:00. >> we sit at 32 t
tonight. >> hallie jackson has the latest. what can we expect to hear tonight? >> the president will be unveiling a fairly aggressive agenda for his second term. expect the focus to be on the economy and pocketbook issues. the president will be touching on immigration and gun-control along with issues like climate change. the president campaigned that in 2008 and made it clear he wants to see legislation on this. republicans will have a voice as well. marco rubio will be given the republican rebuttal. he is giving that speech in english and spanish. the first time the rebuttal has been given in more than one language. >> the president will focus on the economy. >> there will be a lot of fiscal issues. you have the question of how to get a handle on the government debt. the president wants to cut spending and bring in more revenue. both sides want to avoid big cuts for the defense department. those cuts kick in in just over two weeks. >> we will see short term and longer term playing out the importance of growing the economy and less emphasis of deficits and debt. >> did not forg
system. hallie jackson has the latest. >> good morning. the discussion is moving beyond the border to the borders of texas. that is for the homeland security will be traveling. >> now is the time. >> the president is doing the same at the white house today. members of congress are meeting, too. >> we need a serious fix. >> janet napolitano will visit a passel, texas. -- el paso, texas. it is predicted to outpace the white population. >> this is the first time the white population has not been the largest group in california. >> the president and the group of senators have unveiled proposals which were derided as amnesty. >> we have tried this before. we gave amnesty to the 3 million people. >> better border security. that is something the president's proposal does not do. >> i believe we're at the moment where comprehensive reform is within our grasp. >> the president is also talking with business leaders today. >> hallie jackson, thank you. 5:27. more celebration from the super bowl champions. >> the baltimore ravens are back in town. in town. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live,
. >> jesse jackson, jr., and his wife will be in federal court tomorrow. they're accused of spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. now, both have agreed to plead guilty. jackson is charged with conspiracy and his wife's accused of filing false federal tax returns. >>> president obama's obama's campaign to blame congress for sequestration spending cuts continue today at the white house where he urged lawmakers to adopt a temporary fix if they can't find a solution. while the local leaders are out there, calling reporters in today to say how terrible see cress strags will be -- sequestration. blame the other guy. for february, the other guy. they would rather have these cuts go into expect than closethe tax loopholes for wealthiest americans. >> president obama prefers -- from republican house speaker john boehner, the president offered no credible plan that can pass congress, only more calls for higher taxes. the american public understand the revenue debate is now closed. and when the president says he'll negotiate. >> so my door is open. >> a top aid house majority leader
. bye bye. >>> michael jackson's son's first day here at "e.t." >>> plus, is alec baldwin being accused of a hate crime? i'm nancy o'dell. >> and i'm rob marciano. >> alec's racist rant? investigated by new york's hate crime unit. "e.t." with new video. >> plus, alec's all-time nastiest run-in. >>> then, mindy mccready's kids after her apparent suicide. was she under investigation for her boyfriend's death? >>> and justin. the alleged bieber murder plot caught on tape. >> i use a necktie on my victims. >>> michael jackson's son joins forces with us. >> i'm giving prince michael a crash course on being an "e.t." correspondent. >> it's not as easy as it looks. >> i have heard that before you do an interview, do ten push-ups. >> warming up for his first job. interviewing the men of "oz the
to 34%, cuccinelli would get 31%. >> breaking news. former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr., has now pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. he admitted to using nearly $750,000 for personal expenses. jackson's wife, a former chicago alderman is due in court a few hours from now. that is when she is expected to plead guilty as well for falsifying tax returns. if we will have much more coming up tonight on abc7 is starting at 5:00. former new orleans mayor ray nagin it is said to be arraigned today on charges he accepted nearly $200,000 in bribes. he was indicted next month on 21 federal counts. today to a federal magistrate " set bail and prosecutors may ask to take away his passport. >> police in south africa say olympic runner oscar pistorius is a flight risk and they are asking a judge not to grant him bail. police brought the of the npt to court for a second day of a bill dealing. they say while searching the veteran they found testosterone needles and 38 caliber ammunition in a safe. they say he and his girlfriend had a fight on valentine's day which led him to shoot and
. joining us now is david jackson. he's live in northwest. david, thanks so much for joining us. let's talk about this breakdown and this was released by the obama administration. they say schools could lose about $533,000 and $1 million set aside for environmental protection would go away. >> education being the primary area where most of the cuts would fall. that's the area that president obama has been emphasizing the last several days. >> you take a look at maryland and you see the number is higher. schools can stand to lose $14 million and take a look at the defense cuts and get an idea how critical defense employees are going to feel this. 46,000 employees just in maryland would be furloughed. >> and also virginia. defense is probably the second biggest area that president obama likes to talk about. in fact, he's going down to newport news to talk about how these cuts will affect that industry. national defense and education are his two primary things. >> states would face, what was interesting, we talk about 14 million gone, plus an additional $13.9 million for children with disa
, better maryland. >> reporter: it's located in west baltimore. jackson says it's falling apart. >> you see the vents. you have some that work, some that do not work. >> reporter: in fact, the baltimore education coalition says it has a bold, long-range plan for city schools. $1billion is the estimate of the amount needed to renovate 65 schools. perhaps a harder sell will be the political will needed from the governor and lawmakers. >> when confetti falls on the last day of the session, we will have a deal for baltimore schools. >> we really need to make some improvements in city schools. >> reporter: something has to be done about the condition of city schools. they say if not, it will be the students in the long run who suffer. >> we recognize that our children deserve the best and if they're going to be learn, they have to be in facilities that are ready for learning. >> reporter: jackson school is a prime example of the delaptation plaguing some city schools. >> i think they should, but i don't know if they will. >> reporter: their plan i
with jessie jackson jury. they say he used about 750 thousand dollars from campaign accounts for personal benefits. this means that jackson gave up the right to have a grand jury hear the case and has reached that deal for with a guilty plea. the money was spent for movie memorabilia. jacksonresigned after he was admitted for treatment of bipolar disorder. >> steve kon is responding to the continue verse si of tweets sent. they were sent to a by key knee model and that happened to be his daughter. the textssaid i love you. >> they were making it out like it was something that was perverted and that was disgusting to her i'm sure and hurtful to her. i didn't like it either. >> he says he only learned he had a daughter three yeeshs ago. >> in washington today brb honor third degree teachers and staff killed during the sandy hook shooting. . >> they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. the courageous heart, the selfless spirit, the inspiring actions of americans. the president hugs the mother and daughter of teacher's aide rachel i did convene know. >> it look
. widespread delays at bwi and smaller airports shut completely. kai jackson has more on the looming travel crisis. kai. >> reporter: national leaders are preparing the public for a worst case scenario. those we talked to tonight at bwi marshall hope travel nightmares will be avoided. a budget battle in washington dc could have a ripple effect on air travel across the country. the obama administration is warning the so called sequester could be devastating. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: it is a high stakes debate with $85 billion in potential cuts on the line. >> i think for the most part posturing on both sides. yeah, posturing. >> reporter: transportation officials say is he quest ration could force furloughs of air traffic controllers. control towers across the country would close. in maryland, towers at five regional and local airports could close. like martin state airport in baltimore county. [ audio difficulty ] >>> all right her
have a developing story out of chicago where sources say former congressman, jesse jackson jr. has admitted to violating campaign finance lawings. jackson has reportedly signed papers in a plea deal where he admits using political contributions to buy a $40,000rolex watch, travel expenses for a friend and furniture for his home in washington. the son of civil rights leader, jesse jackson, resigned from congress last year siting health concerns. under the terms of the deal, jackson's sentence could range from probation to prison time. >>> members of the military and their families are on edge tonight over the possibility of longer deployment. deep automatic spending military cuts kick in march 1. that is unless congress and the white house can make a deal on a less drastic reduction plan. the navy says the cuts would mean less money for training and longer to prepare crews for deployment. >>> the new war on terror took center stage. all this talk of drones and cyber attacks, it dominated the confirmation hearing for cia director, john brennan, it will also be the lead topic on this
's fall from grace. what jesse jackson jr. admitted to federal investigators. former council member leslie johnson is out of prison. she was released after serving time. her husband is still behind bars. when the two were arrested in 2010, leslie johnson tried to hide tens of thousands of dollars in her underwear and admitted flushing a check down the toilet. she served her sentence in west virginia where martha stewart served. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. reached a plea deal with prosecutors over the misuse of campaign funds. nbc news has learned today that under this deal jackson admits using campaign contributions for his personal use, including the purchase of a $40,000 rolex watch, travel expenses for a friend and furniture for his washington home. his sentence would be decided by a federal judge and could range from probation to prison time. jackson resigned, you'll recall, from congress citing health issues. he represented his district on chicago's south side for 17 years. >>> right now, we are tracking a dangerous storm. meteorologist veronica johnson is up nex
on to sentencing. peterson is facing 60 years in prison. >>> jesse jackson jr. may be in court this week as well. the former congressman plans to plead guilty to using campaign money to buy luxury items. he faces five years in jail and the loss of his federal pension. jackson resigned his u.s. congressional seat last november after nearly 17 years, representing chicago. jesse jackson sr. says his son, who suffers from bipolar disorder is under, quote, tight medical supervision. and now for a look at what's trending today. the first lady's new bangs have had the internet buzzing since their debut last month. now she's revealing the real story behind the do to rachel ray. >> but this is my mid life crisis, the bangs. i couldn't get a sports car. they won't let me bungee jump. >> you went for the bangs. >> i went for the bangs. >> you're the boss of your hair. >> i can do this. this is all mine. >> we can all say a mid life crisis never look ed so good. >>> fergie is growing her own lovely baby hump, black eyed peas singer took to twitter to announce that she and husband josh duhamel are expecting
, better maryland. >> phillipe jackson is the principal of gilmore elementary school in baltimore and he says it's falling apart. >> you see the vents, you have some that work, some that does not work. >> in fact the baltimore education coalition says it has a bold long range plan. $1 billion is the estimate for the amount needed to renovate 65 schools, perhaps the harder sell will be the political will needed from the governor and lawmakers. >> when the confetti falls on the last day of the session, we will have a deal for baltimore schools. >> we really need to make some improvements in baltimore city schools. >> we recognize that our children deserve the best and if they're going to learn they've got to be in facilities ready for learning. >> jackson's school is a prime example and gilmore elementary is on the list to be renovated if it can make it that far. >> do you think people will come up with the money? >> reporter: the governor has expressed interest in the concept but has not thrown his support behind the this legislation. i'm mike schuh re
it. 37 degrees. >> an update on jesse jackson jr., dealing with >> run jesse jackson says his son, former congressman jesse jackson, jr., is understood medical supervision. he says his son is struggling with bipolar disorder, compounded by the stresses of that its legal troubles. he was charged with conspiracy for allegedly spending $
congressman jesse jackson jr. held back tears in a d.c. courtroom today as he pleaded guilty to federal charges. he admitted to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal stuff. the money paid for everything from a rolex wax to appliances, flat-screen tvs and clothing. jackson told the judge he had no interest in a trial and wasting the taxi pairs' time or money. his wife also pleaded guilty today to filing false tax returns. defense attorneys argued jackson's battle with mental illness should be considered at his sentencing. that happens in june. he could face up to five years in prison. >>> cold out there today, wind didn't help, but veronica johnson tells us it ain't going to happen anytime soon, is it? >> it is not. unfortunately another 24 hours of the same stuff we went through. the cold, the wind, low temperatures. windchills are currently in the 20s across the area. while we do have a few clouds across our area, just a few mainly to the north, i'm focusing on the next weather system over oklahoma, over dallas, because that is what is headed our way. it's eastbound. and it w
. much more ahead at 5:38. >> huge legal troubles for two former leaders. and congressman jesse jackson jr. and f >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> brenda heck, added pain for students at suitland high school and already grieving the murder of a 15-year-old classmate from monday. they learned a second student was murdered on tuesday. good morning, washington. it's wednesday, february 20. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. great to have you along on this wednesday. i want to point out a two school delays. allegany county's enriched on a two hour delay. and garrett county also on a two hour delay. -- allegany county's ridge district on a two hour delay. >> 30 degrees in gaithersburg 32 in frederick, 35 in d.c. any moisture left over from yesterday will freeze on the roads. watch for the potential for black ice today. a few slippery spots early this morning. by 10:00 that should go away. it will be a blustery day. temperatures will be in the upper 30's, but it will feel like 20's throughout the day. keeping our eye on another system that will br
because his offshore home in italy makes him a flight risk. >>> jesse jackson entered a guilty plea in a d.c. court. just moments ago he pled guilty to criminal charges. he was accused of misuse of campaign funds and conspiracy. his wife is also charged with filing false tax returns. she's scheduled to appear in court this afternoon. the couple spent $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. jackson rep signed his congressional seat in december after serving 17 years in office. >>> prosecutors are calling more witnesses today in the murder trial of jason scott. the prince george's county man is charged with murdering delores dewitt. their bodies were found in a burning car. jurors say this video yesterday is from a police cruiser the night that the car was burned. he's already serving on unrelated crimeless and he's a person of interest in three other murders. >>> we're still nine months away from the gubernatorial election but it's already going to be a fight race. mcauliffe and ciccinelli are tied at 38%. mcauliffe has a 34 to 31 lead over bolling. >>> next, the new video describe
. i am hallie jackson in washington. hey! did you know that honey t cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, >> president obama will hit the road today taking his warnings about severe budget cuts to virginia. >> some republicans say the president should be on capitol hill to work on the deadline. >> hallie jackson has more. >> the curtain is rising on another day of political theater in washington. president obama will be going to newport news to warrant what could happen if $85 billion in automatic spending cuts kick in in just three days. it doesn't look like either side is working on a deal. just crafting bills that and not likely to pass both chambers. we may see some republicans that would shift the responsibility for the cuts to the white house. that does not have a good chance of
'm kai jackson. >> plus, spring training opening day. the orioles are gearing up to take the field in florida. what adam jones is saying about this year's season. >> taking a live look outside, it is a wet and cold start to our weekend in this area. so, will conditions clear up at some point? we hope so. meteorologist tim williams has the answer in first warning weather forecast. >> eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. first, here's what people are talking about today. >>> major-league action against the pretennis johns hopkins hospital. millions of dollars in lawsuits filed by patients after their gynecologist is accused of secretly videotaping one of them. meghan mccorkell speaks to one of the patients who is suing. >> reporter: good morning, the first two lawsuits were filed against johns hopkins on friday and many more are expected to come. >> i cannot believe it. >> that's a violation. >> this is shocking. >> reporter: patient after patient of the d
. >>> jesse jackson jr. faces a possible five years in prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges. the former congressman admitted to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds for his personal gain. memorabilia from michael jackson, jimi hendrix, and bruce lee, home furnishings, and even a rolex watch worth $43,000. he apologized after the hearing saying he simply let everybody down. >>> one body has been recovered from the rubble of that restaurant explosion in kansas city. the blast injured 15 people, 6 of them are still in the hospital. and now there are questions about whether the area should have been evacuated earlier. workers in nearby buildings say they smelled gas hours before that explosion. >>> the center of the nation is being pounded by a major winter storm this morning. warnings and advisories are posted from new mexico to wisconsin. here's abc's weather editor sam champion with more. >> reporter: it started as a brutal wintery blast, covering california with wind, rain and snow. drivers unprepared for the messy conditions slipped, skidded, and spun out, causing pileups. >
this morning" from super bowl park at jackson square, new orleans. we want to get right to some breaking news from turkey. >> that's where a suicide bomber set off an explosion outside of the u.s. embassy this morning. mark, good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah. the news is recent and somewhat contradictory as to what has happened place. there has been an explosion, it appears, at the side entrance of the u.s. embassy in turkey. there are two reports of deaths involved. one says a suicide bomber. another says two have died at this. one agent in turkey say these were turkey security employees. this appears to be a side security gate to tell bacy. the staff in the embassy, we're told, are in a lockdown now, not responding to phone calls at this stage. the embassy in turkey, by the way, with a lot of u.s. embassies under the threat in the islamic world, this embassy does not come under one of those to be a prime security threat. the explosion appears to have been sizeable enough to damage the security gate at the side of the embassy but no damage from the initial picture, anyway, to
'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> catholics are stun ned by the pope's resignation. now the question is, who will replace pope benedict xvi. a report from the vatican. >> pope benedict xvi stunned the vatican saying he no longer has the strength to do the job. the 85-year-old says he will step down at the end of the month becoming the first pope to resign in 600 years. church leaders express their sadness. >> it's like watching your own dad get old and admit that he's not up to all the duties that being the head of the family involves. >> the news quickly spread through saint peters square. >> i hope the next pope can be better than this one. >> pope benedict became head of the catholic church in 2005 succeeding pope john paul, ii. he talked the priest scandal. some say he didn't go far enough. >> he wasn't ever as popular as the other popes. there are a lot of question marks over the way he dealt with the sex scandal. >> this is a historic moment for the church. they will gather to replace a living hope. there are several contenders but no
the food fabulous, but i headed to jackson square for the sights and sounds to soothe the soul. ♪ [ "creole march"] ♪ >> jackson square, a feast for the senses. it takes you to another place. >> it's a wonderful. it is unique to the city. it's a great time. you get to really meet the artists pharmacy there working. it's fabulous. >> behind each of these artists is a story. he chooses to make something beautiful from tattered debris left by devastating hurricanes. >> this painting here has a branch i found all the banks of the mississippi river. what your looking at here is a child's desktop. then you are looking at par from a house. there are a lot of items that i find are really tattered. i even do reconstruction to save the items. going through storms and the hard ship, it is similar to our lives. we have to piece it back together no matter what the damages. >> the positive by the comes alive in new orleans. like a catchy tune, it stays with you. >> it is always a celebration of life. they are always up be. they are always having a good time. ♪ down in new orleans >> i just cannot get
congressman jesse jackson jr. is making headlines again over his fall from grace fox news learned that jackson jr. reportedly signs a plea deal in the federal investigation of his alleged misuse of campaign funding. according to the chicago suptimes, the plea deal includes significant jail time and that will be up to a federal j. jackson has been under investigation for using campaign funds to decorate his d.c. home, buy a rolex other and things. >>> it's being called a final jeopardy fail. we're going to tell you about the tournament that has a lot of people talking. >> and earlier this week, we introduced to you the trick shot toddler. find out if he rose to the challenge when he had to shoot it on live tv. back in a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. for over 75 years people ...with geico... ohhh...sorry!. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for
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